Entergy Corp. said Monday it expects fourth-quarter operational earnings of around 90 cents per share, down nearly 31 percent from the $1.30 per share recorded for the same period a year ago.

Wall Street analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had estimated earnings of 91 cents per share.

Entergy also repeated its earlier forecast for 2012 earnings of $5.40 per share to $6.20 per share. However, those figures do not include the costs that will be incurred with the previously announced sale of Entergy's electronic transmission business.